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Stop Promoting the Status Quo – Independent Candidate Marricke Kofi Gane Jibes JoyNews Election Poll



Independent Presidential Aspirant, Marricke Kofi Gane, yesterday took to his Facebook and Twitter handles to vent his disappointment at Joy News for subliminally promoting the political interest of NPP and NDC to the detriment of the the larger political ecosystem and country.

Kofi Gane, was expressing his view on a poll posted by Joy News on Facebook and Twitter. The poll asked “Who wins the Election 2020?” with multiple choices only limited to the NPP and NDC.

According to Mr. Gane, Joy News was promoting a failed status quo and he wondered whether a huge media outlet such as they were wary of the tremendous social power it wielded that could be used to drive the change needed for Ghana’s progress instead of entrenching a status quo that has stagnated for two decades between the two political parties.

The full post on his Facebook page reads:

“This is how you support the entrenchment of the Status Quo even when it obviously isn’t working. Ayeekooo!! No vision to elevate the stakes, No recognition of the power of social influence as a change mechanism!!

He added in reply to a comment

“What I am trying to highlight here is the Missed Power of Media to manufacture public consent for Social and Political change if the the status quo has been faulty for 27 years. Unless of course, you owe your first duty to self, not country. But thanks nonetheless for the lack of Equity.”

Marricke Kofi Gane announced his bid to contest the 2020 Presidential elections in March 2019. Since then he has been able to garner support from sections of Ghanaians who themselves, want a total change from the two major political parties.


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